Windows Azure is a cloud computing platform and infrastructure, created by Microsoft, for building, deploying and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters.
Windows Azure is a cloud computing platform and infrastructure, created by Microsoft, for building, deploying and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. You can build applications using any language, tool or framework including both Microsoft-specific and third-party software and systems. And you can integrate your public cloud applications with your existing IT environment.
Scaling and reliability are controlled by the Windows Azure Fabric Controller so the services and environment do not crash if one of the servers crashes within the Microsoft datacenter and provides the management of the user’s web application like memory resources and load balancing.
What is a cloud service?
When you create an application and run it in Windows Azure, the code and configuration together are called a Windows Azure cloud service (known as a hosted service in earlier Windows Azure releases).
By creating a cloud service, you can deploy a multi-tier application in Windows Azure, defining multiple roles to distribute processing and allow flexible scaling of your application. A cloud service consists of one or more web roles and/or worker roles, each with its own application files and configuration.
For a cloud service, Windows Azure maintains the infrastructure for you, performing routine maintenance, patching the operating systems, and attempting to recover from service and hardware failures. If you define at least two instances of every role, most maintenance, as well as your own service upgrades, can be performed without any interruption in service. A cloud service must have at least two instances of every role to qualify for the Windows Azure Service Level Agreement, which guarantees external connectivity to your Internet-facing roles at least 99.95 of the time.
Windows Azure’s application areas include:
- Infrastructure Services
- Develop and Test
- Mobile Apps
- Web Applications
- Cloud services
- Storage, Backup, and Recovery
- Data Management
- Big Compute
- Media services
why use Windows Azure?
- Scale on demand, only pay for what you use
- Best platform for Microsoft applications and databases
- Expand your business globally
- Protect your assets/data
- Mix and match any data
- Develop and test applications faster
Windows Azure provides scalable, durable cloud storage, backup, and recovery solutions for any data, big and small. It works with the infrastructure you already have to cost-effectively enhance your business continuity strategy as well as provide storage required by your cloud applications including unstructured text or binary data such as video, audio and images.
Complete, flexible data services
Windows Azure provides the right solution for your data needs, from sql database to blobs to tables. Leverage existing skills and gain the scalability, flexibility, and cost effectiveness of the Windows Azure data services.
Blobs are the simplest way to store large amounts of unstructured text or binary data such as video, audio and images. Blobs are an ISO 27001 certified managed service which can auto scale to meet massive volume of up to 200 terabytes. Blobs are accessible from virtually anywhere via REST and managed APIs.
Windows Azure Drive allows applications to mount a BLOB formatted as a single volume NTFS VM. You can move your VMs between private and public clouds using Windows Azure Drive.
Windows Azure Import/Export enables you to move large amounts of your data into and out of Windows Azure Blob Storage. Transporting your data from your hard disk drives to Azure is simple and easy
Windows Azure Import/Export makes data transfer easy and less costly than buying more bandwidth, saving you time and money.
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